Hey Guys, in this post I’m going to share with you people information on how to set up a virtual WiFi with your already existing LAN/Cable Modem/Dial-up Connection, etc.
Using Virtual Router software, we can wirelessly share any internet connection as a WiFi and use it to access the internet just like any other normal WiFi. Virtual Router is available only for systems running on the Windows Platform. It is specially designed for use with Windows 8, Windows 7 and 2008 R2 in mind, but yet it works fine on my Windows 10 PC too. The app is simple to set up and its compatible with most of the devices and works flawlessly. Moreover, since it’s an Open Source Project, it is free-of-cost to download and use. No registrations needed – just download and install.
All you need is a computer/laptop with a working internet connection.
The next step is to download the software – which is just ~1.5MB in size, which makes it even more compact!
And since Virtual Router is not ad-supported, it does not track your web traffic the way other ad-supported applications can. So we get to use a clean interface rather than getting bombarded with unnecessary advertisements and trackers.
How to set up a virtual router
Next double-click the setup file ‘VirtualRouterInstaller’ Microsoft installer package and click ‘Run’ when prompted. If the Windows SmartScreen prevents you from installing it, then you’ll need to click the “Unblock” button on the installer File Properties dialog. Once everything’s fine, it will be installed in a jiffy.
What more, it’s secure to use too. The wireless network created and shared with Virtual Router uses WPA 2 Encryption, and there is no way to turn off that encryption. This is actually a feature of the Wireless Hosted Network API’s built into Windows 7 and 2008 R2 to ensure the best security possible.
Moreover, we can give the virtual wireless network any name we want, and also set the password to anything. Just make sure the password is at least more than 7 characters. It also gives us the freedom to rename the devices that are connected to our network. By the way, this project is written entirely in C# by its developer, Chris Pietschmann (Former Microsoft MVP for Bing Maps, a Co-Founder of Carto LLC, and the Owner of Simplovation LLC).
Overall, this is one wonderful piece of software that is available for free of cost 🙂 Thanks, Chris! 😀